Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Canon PowerShot G1X

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

86

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

57

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
4x vs 1x
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16x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 3200 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Tunnel vs Optical
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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$549.00 vs $671.16
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
10 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 60.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
403 ms vs 697 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
127x75x54 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 644 ISO
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The X100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness
Thinner
2.1" vs 2.6"
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Around 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent boutiques, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Viewfinder Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              X100:Optical
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X:$549.00
              X100:$671.16
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              X100:3200 ms
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X:14.2 MP
              X100:12.2 MP

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $1,299

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $599

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $659

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $414 - $449 body only

              $785 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

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              Eddie (6:22 PM, August 30, 2013)
              When you spend that much money on a camera surely image quality is most important, yet cameras that offer better image quality seem to be coming in second place.
               
              Avatar for Stephenesque Stephenesque (3:14 PM, March 01, 2012)
              I have the X100 and a G11 and am looking at the G1X with interest.

              A couple of points from the comparisons. 
              The X100 also has 12,800 ISO albeit for jpegs only.

              More importantly the exposure figure for the X100 is way out. It has a BULB mode and can take exposures for up to 60 minutes, much longer than the 30s quoted.
               
              Dmporter5 (1:28 AM, February 15, 2012)
              I find myself in a win-win situation. I own both cameras - sort of. I have the G1X pre-ordered.